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CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers
CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers
CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers
CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers

CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY

B9724

Regular price $425.00 Sale

1096-1291. An actual pendant is worn by a crusader nearly 1000 years ago! Circular, pierced with across potent, "crutches" at the beam ends. That form is also known as the Crusader's cross, having been an element in the arms of Godfrey of Bouillon which he wore during the First Crusade. Godfrey was a Frankish Knight of the First Crusade, known as Baron of the Holy Sepulcher and the Crusader King, ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem following its victorious siege in the First Crusade. Thus, it is also known as the Jerusalem Cross. This example is detailed with the beam "crutches" are formed by scroll ends. It is just over 7/8" in diameter (0.88”) plus the intact suspension loop. Both sides are modeled in relief. Surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on an 18” modern Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.